GunByGun Uses Crowdfunding To Fund Gun Buybacks

GunByGun.org founder Ian Johnstone lost his father at age 10 to gun violence. Since then he’s been an advocate for removing guns from the streets in any way possible.

Now he and co-founder Eric King Ph.D. have launched GunByGun.com in order to connect crowdfunding with community gun buyback programs. The team is currently using Indiegogo.com to crowdsource funding for this initiative.

The mission of gunbygun is to empower individuals to remove guns from their communities through crowdfunded gun buyback programs.

By enabling concerned citizens to finance buyback programs, we can tap into a pool of philanthropic funding large enough to make a substantial dent in our nation’s gun problem. In addition to providing the online platform for raising the funds, we will also manage the coordination with local law enforcement to operate the gun buyback programs safely and efficiently.gunbygun

Screen Shot 2013-07-24 at 9.28.32 AMThe verified nonprofit, flexibly funded campaign is raising funds for a buyback program taking place this summer in San Francisco. The program promises $100 for any firearm turned in. The events will be run by the SFPD to alleviate any safety concerns.


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  • oroz

    offer Free Crowdfunding Advocacy in exchange for Gun donations problem solved. offering a individual a alternative method like crowdfunding advocacy in exchange for there gun donation is a simple solution that could reduce negative gun events of all types and great PR for all gun users and its the liberal independent thing to do.

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